Little Known Help Zone had the pleasure of tabling at the Allentown Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 to share our organization with the community and talk about our mission for educational empowerment and success, as well as our work within the Allentown community. We also were giving out gifts with donations, and these were grow your own cherry blossom tree kits. We raised over $50 for our next classroom visit and had a wonderful time conversing with residents.
On Tuesday, February 23rd, Founder Makenna Lenover gave a presentation during Bryn Mawr’s Community Day of Learning about Class in Central America and how indigenous people face higher poverty rates and struggles due to discrimination. A large part of the presentation was focused on ways to make a difference, including joining Little Known Help Zone and supporting fundraisers. With a large amount of sessions going on, over 9 people showed up and trickled in and out.
The presentation was successful, and recruited a large amount of new members to the club and gained more support.
Check out this picture of the presentation!
The newest addition to the Little Known Help Zone network is going to be a club formed at Bryn Mawr College. This club will be a coalition of student body members all dedicated to the cause of helping others in Central America. This club will work to raise awareness to the community while raising money to help those abroad.
Here are some of the ideas brainstormed so far for the club’s events of the 2015-2016 year, with many more to come once the club gets together and collaborates!
- Planning communication and developing monetary goals to raise for the funds
- Tax certifying Little Known Help Zone
- Having a $10 fundraising competition
- Selling gifts in jars
- Having a Bake Sale
- Blind Book Dates fundraiser
- Yoga Fundraiser
- Manicure for a Good Cause
- Etsy Collaboration
The ultimate hope for this club is to establish a branch at Bryn Mawr to help Little Known Help Zone in all the years to come!